wattage for an athlon XP 1700?

Enclosures, modding, blowholes, and the power needed to run it all.

Moderators: Nemesis, SpotTheCat

wattage for an athlon XP 1700?

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2002 11:01 am

little help? please
Salamando
Gerbil In Training
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2002 10:51 am

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2002 12:32 pm

You could probably get away with a 300W Power Supply but if you plan on having a lot of components (extra hard drives, fast video card, etc.) then I would go with at least 350W or better yet 400W. That way you are sure to have enough power for all your components.

I recomend Antec Power Supplies. You can find some good deals on them at http://www.newegg.com.
Being right doesn't matter if no one listens.
Kevin
Administrator
 
Posts: 6592
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2002 12:38 pm

I'd say if you're going to go the average route (single 7200rpm hard drive, single cpu, recent graphics card, etc.) then a decent 350W will take care of all that. If you start adding more hungry components (dual 10,000rpm SCSI drives, single oc'ed CPU, oc'ed Ti4600 etc.) then a 400W would be recommended.

As you're going for a 1700+, I'd say get a branded 350,
IntelMole
Living proof of John Gabriel's theorem
IntelMole
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3529
Joined: Sat Dec 29, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: The nearest pub

I agree

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2002 2:27 pm

Hi, I agree with everyone else, 300w should provide you with all your computing needs, but you don't mention the rest of you systems spec, so I can't tell you exactly, but if your having multiple IDE deices e.g 2 HDD's, CDRW's, etc, with a power hungry graphics card like a GF4 Ti4600 for example, then a 350w will be more sensible.
pattouk2001
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2097
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 10:44 am
Location: Birmingham, UK.

Postposted on Wed Jun 19, 2002 3:02 pm

does the brand of the case really matter, or can I just get a cheap $30 buck case?
Salamando
Gerbil In Training
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2002 10:51 am

Postposted on Thu Jun 20, 2002 12:12 pm

I find that unbranded, generic cases aren't as well made as something from a good solid brand. You don't want to have sharp edges and crappy construction.

You can find good cases for under $50. I like Antec myself but there are other good brands out there.
Being right doesn't matter if no one listens.
Kevin
Administrator
 
Posts: 6592
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Postposted on Thu Jun 20, 2002 6:05 pm

Sample set up: Xp1800, Geforce 2 gts, 512MB DDR (epox board, I don't remember the model), 1 maxtor 7200 60 GB HD, 2 other 5400 HD's, CD rom, SoundBlaster Live, Nic, 4 case fans. All powered by the PP303X.

That's my roommates system. I was all set to get him a 400 or True380 but he doesn't need it at this point.

AntecRep
AntecRep
Gerbil
 
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:00 pm


Return to Cases and Power Supplies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests